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and save us $6 billion over the next 10 years. republicans could use -- choose heir complete control of government to govern. if they can't agree amongst themselves and want our help, then work with us. government to govern. if they can't agree amongst themselves don't hold the american public hostage to the most extreme members and their radical ideas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: i'm grateful for american families that today marks the first year of the presidency of donald trump. we can rejoice in his successes of promoting peace through strength abroad and economic opportunity at home. the that america's being restored as a beacon of freedom and liberty.
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isis is now really being defeated with his call for victory supporting our military. the economy is bombing with jobs. and skyrocketing stock markets. his dedication for all americans is clear. as unemployment is at a 17-year low. latino unemployment a record low. the democrat response has been mean-spirited object struckism of resistance. last month senate democrats opposed the tax cuts which clearly benefit workers. and now last night senate democrats shut down the government in and ugly effort to smear the president while distracting the american people from the president's achievements on his anniversary. i just learned that senate democrats are closing national armories across our state today at noon, putting our military readiness and troops at risk. i am confident with the positive leadership of armories today at noon, putting our ryan will be-l continue to be the sp paul adults in the room for american families. conclusion, god bless our
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troops. we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. thank you, president trump, for your heartfelt address to the historic right troops. we will never forget september 11 and the global war on to lif yesterday on the mall. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. la mall if a: we're about nine hours -- mr. lamalfa: we're about nine hours into the schumer shutdown. which is basically the senate democrats holding the united states, 320 million people hostage, over an executive order made by president obama to benefit 690,000 people here illegally. the daca program. the daca program has nothing to do with funding the government for the next four weeks. there's plenty of time to continue to address the conversation on daca a, which is going under way, bipartisan basis, something that's due in two months. president trump rightly decided to rescind what was done by a
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previous executive order so we can abide by the law and put a good law in place that addresses border security, chain migration, and what to do with those here illegally. there is a lot of sympathy for across the country with those minors here under daca. mr. speaker, it's time we get back to work and put this country work to work again not hold 320 million americans ransom in order to do this for a handful of illegal immigrants in this country. get back to work. reopen the government so we're not shutting down the chip program. the national guard, etc. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania eek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. mr. rothfus: last november more than two months ago this house passed the re-authorization for the children's health insurance program known as chip. the house again passed a re-authorization for chip this
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week, but last night in addition to voting no on chip, chuck schumer and the senate democrats voted no on keeping the government funded. here we're. the funding senate democrats rejected last night includes funding for our nation's service members, tens of thousands of whom are employed throughout the middle east, pacific, and korea. they could have voted question yes to the families waiting for the health insurance program and yes to our troops, but they did not. there is no excuse for this. the issues of deferred action for childhood arrivals and securing our border are being negotiated separate and apart from this funding bill and chip and there are serious proposals to address these issues. i urge senate democrats to change course, end the schumer shutdown, and do what is right for the american people. pass the government funding and children's health insurance program that we sent over days ago. i thank the speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania yield back the balance of his ime. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in great frustration with the partisanship that is being shown about a bipartisan program to help children and about keeping our government opened. the children's health insurance program provides affordable and comprehensive medical coverage for children under 19 whose families do not qualify for medicaid but cannot access insurance through a private plan. thousands of my constituents rely on this program and we're trying to re-authorize it for six years, the longest in the program's history. mr. speaker, there is nothing controversial about chip. keeping the government opened is a fundamental responsibility of congress and a government shutdown is irresponsible and unproductive. we must provide certainty to service members and federal workers who rely on a functioning government to support their families. mr. costello: mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues, particularly those on the other side of the aisle, to prevail upon senate democrats to open the government up. we can continue these important policy discussions with an open
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government. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland -- without objection, the gentleman from maryland is recognized for one minute. >> the trump travesty continues. mr. hoyer: as it has for the last 12 months. we have heard our colleagues on the other side of the aisle talk about the children's health insurance program. they are very concerned about its passage. bring it to the floor. it will pass. and i guarantee you it will pass the senate. your speaker, our speaker, said, and i quote, we will advance major legislation one issue at a time. that is not what the bill you put on this floor did. it is not what the bill that's on the senate floor did. you are right.
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there is no controversy. government should not be shutting down. it is the trump confrontation and chaos that continues. that is why this government is shut down. and the american people are rightfully upset with every one of us. not just republicans, not just democrats. they are upset that their government is not working. mr. speaker, bring these issues one at a time to this floor and pass and some will not. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. hoyer: my time has expired. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. hoyer: but the people's time is expiring. let us do our work one issue at a time. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman, the minority leader, seek recognition. ms. pelosi: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman california is recognized for one minute. ms. pelosi: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, last night on the
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eve of the first anniversary of president trump's inauguration, president trump earned an f for leadership. president trump and congressional republicans' obsession with passing a tax scam to benefit the wealthiest country and corporations has blinded them to their responsibilities to the american people. despite controlling the house, the senate, and the white house the republicans were so incompetent, so neglect -- negligent that they couldn't get it together to keep government opened. they could get it together to pass a tax credit, 83% of which benefits the top 1%. but they couldn't get it gether to pass chip in its full complement of what it needs -- to meet the needs of america's children and families and seniors. president trump said about president obama at the time of the 2013 g.o.p. government
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shutdown, the -- this is, quote, president trump, the problem starts from the top. and has to get solved -- he said, has to get solved from the stop. the president is the leader and he's got to get everybody in the room. he's got to lead. president trump then. president trump now. as president, president trump tweets, our country needs a good shutdown. your wish has come true. for your one-year anniversary. because of all around incompetence, inefishency, and prioritizing with -- inefficiency and pryor advertising, with heart and soul, at the expense of the rest of the country. there is no such thing as we know as a good shutdown of government. republicans total inability to govern is once again threatening our economy, weakening our communities, and dangerously driving the military of the certainty they
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need to keep our nation safe. i say the economy because a shut down hurts the economy. the facts are there from their previous shutdown. i'm proud the house and senate democrats' unity is insisting on a budget that supports our billtary and the domestic investments that -- military and the necessaryic investments that keep our nation -- domestic investments that keep our nation strong and honors the values by protecting our dreamers. i hope we can now conduct bipartisan negotiation, bipartisan negotiation in a transparent way that unifies the country where we can find common ground to honor our responsibility to meet the needs of the american people. it's important to note that this is the fifth republican shutdown. they don't believe in governance, so shutting down government is sort of a means to an end for them. i just want to note in 2013, when the republicans last shut down government, it's really important that 231 republicans
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voted to shut down government. on their side. 231. that included speaker ryan, leader mccarthy, whip scalise, chairwoman madam speaker -- mcmorris rodgers. later, october 16, when it was time to open up government, it was just a kind of a remarkable thing. it was 229. when it was tile to open up government, it was remarkable because the republicans still did not want to do that. october 16, 144 republicans voted to keep government shut down. 144. 198 democrats voted to keep --
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to open up government. nobody voted to keep government shut down. what is this? what are they talking about? do they not think that people have a record to see what their vote had been. this is their fifth shutdown since the 1990's. this is the fourth c.r. since september. get it together. wipe the tears of joy from your eye about passing the tax cuts that benefits the wealthy. get down to business for every day people in america and stop using children as a shield to cover up what you are not doing for the american people. when we had the majority, one of the first bills that president obama was president, this the bill was chip. it has been legislation to support community health centers
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that serve 27 million americans. medical education for primary care doctors who serve the needs of those children. medicare extenders. the list goes on and on of what that package is and what the republicans did not want to pay for in their ill-founded c.r. they put forth. c.r. weakens government. c.r. weakens our national defense. secretary mattis has said that over and over. this action shuts down action. the c.r.'s debilitate government. let's get serious. get it together. stop romancing yourselves about that tax bill and start getting serious of meeting the needs of the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california yields back the balance of her time. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house
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in recess subject to the call of the chair. host: we are taking your phone calls on the first year of the government shutdown, on the one-year anniversary of president trump's inauguration. here are headlines americans are waking up to around the country. government closes shop as lawmakers search for deal. in shutdown city, finger-pointing is never-ending. of course the dateline on that story, washington th, d.c. if congress and the president cannot decide on a spending bill, closures and other aspects --

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